What is Air Mattress?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Alternating Air Pressure Mattress Rotating air mattress w/percussion Rotating Air Mattress Show all

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See also: SAT Mattress

An air mattress can assist individuals with pressure sores.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 8 3
Pressure sore 7 5
Improve mobility 3 1
Pain 3 1
Multiple system atrophy 2 0
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Air Mattress

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Pain in hip(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Air Mattress

Dosage Patients
daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Air Mattress

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Air Mattress

Duration

Currently using Air Mattress

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Air Mattress

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Air Mattress

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain in hip(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Due to sleeping with head elevated because of gastric reflux and respiratory insufficiency, my seat would bottom out and cause sore hips.
Side effects: pain in hip(s)

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 2, 2005 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: i have never had pressure sores

  • 0 helpful marks
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